Cancer sucks. There are lots of ways to treat it if you’re unfortunate enough to fight that battle, but a new study shows that pomegranate juice might be one of the newest weapons in that arsenal.
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have identified components in pomegranate juice that both inhibit the movement of cancer cells and weaken their attraction to a chemical signal that promotes the metastasis of prostate cancer to the bone. The research could lead to new therapies for preventing cancer metastasis.
(Metastasis basically means the transmission of cancer cells from one area to another.)
Prostate cancer is the 2nd leading cancer-related cause of death in men in the United States, and unfortunately there’s not yet a known cure.
I’m not going to bore you with the details of the study, but if you’re curious as to how this super-food fruit helps fight cancer cells, read the rest at Arch1Design.
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